August 13, 2009
I can’t believe it is Day 4 already! This trip is flying by much more quickly than I had expected, and we realized that we’re not taking nearly enough photos!
Today started out beautifully. Everyone was rested and ready for another exciting day. After a quick trip to a very cool grocery store (with the nicest cashier I have ever met), and some leisurely hanging out time, we headed into Chicago.
What a great city! None of us had ever really been there before and we had a great time walking around. We got the chance to meet up with a very dear friend of ours who used to live in Boston, and that was an extremely lucky and impromptu occurrence in the middle of our trip. She walked us over to the Museum of Science and Industry and we went to the Harry Potter Exhibition. It was FANTASTIC!! I won’t say anything about it, because it’s going to be touring around the country, but for any fans of the books and/or movies, it’s really terrific.
We then dragged our exhausted carcasses to a wonderful dinner downtown, and managed to make the 90 minute drive back to Michigan with only one of us falling asleep in the car. The day ended with a quick trip to the beach to see the shooting stars and then everyone falling into bed!
P.S. License plate total: 41. We’re getting close…
Deep thought for the day:
The word of the day today is: grateful. Today I feel so grateful for the experiences that we’re having and the opportunities that are presenting themselves along the way. I’m so thankful for the support and hospitality of our family and friends, and for all that they have done to help us begin this new chapter of our lives. Most of all, I feel blessed and thankful that we are able to make this exciting journey, and that it’s not all about the destination.
I saw a great proverb on a card in the museum gift shop and I think it’s worth sharing:
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it turned into a butterfly.
Good words to remember.